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Russia has updated the record of sanctions against it

The EU still agrees to impose an embargo on oil only after 9 months


This is just the number of the day: 10,128 sanctions have been imposed against Russia. This was announced by the Chairman of the State Duma on his Telegram channel, Vyacheslav Volodin. Noting that, according to US President Joseph Biden, only World War III can be an alternative to the sanctions war with Russia. The question of peace, good neighborliness and cooperation simply does not arise in the head of the “grandfather of punch cards”, as he is called not only in Russia.

But even with sanctions, not everything is so simple for the West. This week the European Union will discuss the issue of introducing a full oil embargo on Russian oil. The most principled enemies of our country, ready to fight to the last Ukrainian, are also selling the issue of a total gas embargo, but here even the countries loyal to Brussels begin to buck and kick like a horse in a stall of a annoying horsefly.

And with the oil embargo, the process announced by the European authorities is far from over. Hungary simply objected, refuting reports that Budapest had withdrawn its veto on these sanctions. Slovakia, Bulgaria and some other European states declared the need for a transition period, requesting for them a period of at least 2-3 years.

– Our proposal is to introduce an embargo, depending on the types of oil products, after 9 months. A shorter time frame would lead to a negative impact on world oil prices, which is contrary to our goals, said European Commissioner for Economic Affairs Paolo Gentiloni, trying to keep an optimistic face. – It’s a decision, of course. it will have an impact on the European economy, but it will hit the Russian one the hardest.

This, as they say, we’ll see.

It is noteworthy that the Germans have already begun to seriously criticize Ukraine’s demands to stop buying gas from Russia.

– Let’s be direct. Every day Russian gas flows through Ukrainian pipelines. Every day, Russian gas is supplied to Ukraine. So, Ukraine also did not close the Russian pipeline through which it receives Russian gas, said Wolfgang Schmidt, head of the Federal Chancellery in the office of Olaf Scholz. In fact, if Ukraine is so against it, it could simply turn off the valve on the pipeline at the Russian border. Or, if the Ukrainians want to cheat, on their western borders. It is clear that in this case, Berlin would have to urgently open Nord Stream 2 and bow to Moscow. And the gas supply channel to Ukraine itself would be covered with a copper basin.

The EU so far agrees to impose an oil embargo only after 9 months, the standard period to take a human child from conception to birth. It’s not yet clear how it will turn out there, but if the EU doesn’t abort its sanctions, then “the baby will look extremely ugly and hardly viable.”

In any case, not just anywhere, but already at the outpost of anti-Russian sanctions in the UK, officials vested with power and authority are warning that the EU embargo on Russian energy supplies will lead to an increase in inflation in the UK even above the 40-year record it has already reached.

This forecast was corroborated by the chief economist of the Bank of England, Hugh Pill, in an interview with Bloomberg. In this case, he stressed, inflation of 10.2%, which will accumulate in the United Kingdom until October, will not become an insurmountable barrier, but may go even further, “if we see an embargo on gas and oil Russians”.

Until recently, we celebrated the 9,000-odd sanctions imposed on Russia as an absolute record. And now a new frontier has been reached and surpassed. And it is difficult to determine with the naked eye how much and whether our life has changed during this period, in contrast, for example, with the same Europe and the same USA.

As Volodin emphasized, “everything that doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.” Of course, you can get stronger in other ways. But it seems that we are simply left with no choice of path.


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